Shopkins Party Idea: Shopkins Popsicles

If you have a little girl (and maybe boy), chances are that you have either heard of Shopkins or have approximately eleventy billion little Shopkins figures around your house...your car, your bags, your kitchen, bedrooms, living rooms and backpacks.  They seem to multiply.  Regardless of how many you have in your house (or don't have), [...]

Mother’s Day Movie in theaters Friday, April 29 #MothersDayApr29


This post is sponsored by the theatrical release of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is May 8, just over a week away. But this coming Friday, April 29, the big-hearted movie Mother’s Day hits theaters.  The new star-studded comedy is a celebration of mothers everywhere.  Three stories, three women reminding us to let go of our [...]

Skillet Sausage & Potato Brunch Recipe

Skillet Sausage & Potato Brunch Recipe- This Mama Loves

Breakfast skillets are our favorite go-to for morning, dinner time, and definitely great for brunch recipes. You can use whatever you have on hand to throw one together- the mix of all your favorite breakfast foods tastes amazing! I make ours with a combination of eggs, some form of breakfast meat and some type of [...]

Important Things to Know about Being a Parent

Important things to know about being a parent- This Mama Loves

This post has been sponsored by Baby Orajel™, however all opinions are my own I don't want to brag or anything, but- I was, quite frankly, the best mom EVER.  For a really long time.  Almost 31 years, in fact, give or take the few I was too young to understand what having a kid [...]

Choosing the right fish tank for your family


My son really wanted a pet of his own, and my lovely sister got him all set up for his birthday last year.  A cool 1 1/2 gallon tank and a date with Auntie Cindy to choose gravel, plants, decor and a Betta fish were his birthday surprise. He was over the moon. My sister [...]

Curious George available for streaming now on Hulu

Curious George available for streaming - This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Hulu. Our oldest daughter's first favorite thing was Curious George.  She called him "ah-ah" because that was the sound she knew monkeys to make.  It started as a way for mommy to shower and turned into a family-wide love of the world's cutest monkey and his friend [...]

Laundry Pac Safety Tips and Reminders


Laundry Pod Safety Tips and Reminders Laundry pacs are one of my favorite innovations. I loved them from the moment I knew of them, bought some, and made some big time safety mistakes almost immediately. I put my kids at risk without thinking nor realizing what I was doing. Lucky for me and my kids, [...]

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Vase Craft for Mother’s Day

tissue paper vase craft mothers day hero

I don’t know about you, but I love it when the kids make me something for Mother's Day! My husband is pretty good about buying me something nice and taking me out to dinner. It is the kids job to make me something cute and attempt to make me breakfast in bed. If there is [...]

Taco Crescent Roll Ring

Taco Crescent Roll Ring pin

Like many moms, I love to cook for my family but am often short on time. The kids are very active in sports, so we are often away from home in the evening. I love to make a home cooked meal over opting for take out any day. The issue is finding something that doesn't [...]

6 Tips to Save on Energy Bill this Spring and Summer


This post brought to you by IGS Energy. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. When you have a family as big as we do, you learn to live on a tight budget.  Sometimes you pinch pennies and scrape to make ends meet because you have no other choice and [...]

Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies #Giveaway #happycleaning

Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies

It may have taken its sweet time, but it looks like spring has finally sprung in northern Michigan.  We live in a small town in the heart of farm country so as much as we love the end of winter, we also know that the beautiful flowers blooming, the buds on trees and the plows [...]